As well as designing Muji stores, we were also commissioned by parent company, Ryohin Keikaku Co, to develop product and furniture to be sold throughout Europe and Japan.
Muji’s emphasis is on natural and simple design to complement today’s lifestyles and our range of knock-down tables, in a variety of heights and sizes, was based on the core principles of selection of natural materials, streamlining of processes and simplification of packaging.
Manufactured in England using high pressure laminates, beech timber frames and bespoke, stainless-steel connections, the quality of construction and finish was required to be more robust than many of Muji’s earlier furniture collections, to meet with European expectations. The design fused a modernist western tradition with Japanese sensibilities. We used of laminate impregnated with the fibres from recycled hessian bags for the table tops. The tables proved to be very popular and thousands have been sold worldwide.